They were the creations of cross-channel artisans who were master-craftsmen in the fields of engines and coachwork and they left their own mark on the history of the motor car. Among the best known are AC, Austin, Austin Healey, BLMC, MG, Morris and Triumph without forgetting less familiar names like Fairthorpe, Frazer Nash, Healey, Jowett and Sunbeam-Talbot. At the time they all took part in the Tour de France Automobile. Now they are back on the wheel tracks of their past exploits. Among them are certain machines that shone in racing in that era.